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Tinker ClubMcWane Science Center strives to provide Tinker Club students with opportunities to explore science in unique and fun ways!
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Tinker Club

Tinker Club is a FREE after-school opportunity for children ages 5-6 and their adult caregivers to take a deeper dive into the topics of making and engineering in McWane’s Tinker Shop. Tinker Club allows participants to work with more complex tools and materials, teaches the steps of the design process, and encourages caregiver/child engagement over fun and creative projects.

Tinker Club is sponsored by the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation


Register Your Child

Tinker Club is free for all participants, but registration is required. Each child participant must be accompanied by an adult participant who will remain with them for the entire program. One adult may accompany up to two children. To register an adult and child, click on the link to the right! For more information, contact McWane Science Center’s Education Department at (205) 714-8323.

Children must be 5 or 6 years old by the date of their first registered session to attend Tinker Club. Unregistered children or adults may NOT attend Tinker Club. Registration to Tinker Club does NOT include admission to the Adventure Halls or IMAX. Tinker Club is from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

Price Per Monthly Session

McWane Science Center membersFree
Non-members Free

Register Online

Program Schedule

* Registration includes all dates for the registered session

Kid PoweredBatteries IncludedNature MakingConnect It!
March 5thMay 7thAugust 6thOctober 1st
March 12thMay 14thAugust 13thOctober 8th
March 19thMay 21stAugust 20thOctober 15th
March 26thMay 28thAugust 27thOctober 22nd

Further Questions?

For more information, including policy & release forms, guest health & safety policies, and general questions about Tinker Club, please contact Mallory Messersmith at [email protected] or (205) 714-8300.

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